hydraulic fracturing

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hydraulic fracturing

n.
The process of extracting oil or natural gas by injecting a mixture of water, sand or gravel, and certain chemicals under high pressure into well holes in dense rock to create fractures that the sand or gravel holds open, allowing the oil or gas to escape. Also called fracking.
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The most direct and effective method to improve oil and gas production is reservoir fracturing, which can substantially improve reservoir permeability [1, 2].
- assess production enhancing reservoir fracturing on the crest of the structure.
This well is targeted at a "pop-up" feature to the north of the Ain Tsila field, where natural reservoir fracturing in combination with the near horizontal well bore trajectory may lead to enhanced productivity.